KHORYUG is a network of Buddhist monasteries and centers in the Himalayas working together on environmental protection of the Himalayan region with the aim of practically applying the values of compassion and interdependence towards the Earth and all living beings that dwell here. As Buddhist practitioners, we believe that our actions must flow from our aspiration to benefit all sentient beings and safeguard our mother Earth and that this positive change in our societies must begin with ourselves first. KHORYUG aims to develop a partnership with community based organizations and NGOs wherever there is a member monastery or center so that together with our communities, we can help and protect all life on Earth now and for the future. Subscribe to get updates on the progress of KHORYUG, and to learn more about how you can help.

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Day Five, 4th Khoryug Conference

Day Five, 4th Khoryug... by Dekila

4th Khoryug Conference Day Five Report 9th June, 2012 Monks and nuns gathered with great anticipation early in the morning to visit a brand new old people’s home that has been recently completed nearby at Bagli. Designed by Didi Contractor, a well...

Day Four, 4th Khoryug Conference

Day Four, 4th Khoryug... by Dekila

4th Khoryug Conference Day Four Report 8th June 2012 On the morning of Day Four, the conference fully transitioned into strategy building. The presentations were focused on kinds of strategies: emergency responses to earthquakes and fires, long term...

Day Three, 4th Khoryug Conference

Day Three, 4th Khoryug... by Dekila

4th Khoryug Conference Day Three Report June 7th, 2012 In the morning of Day Three, the trainers brought the issues of biodiversity, climate change, and natural disasters to the local level so that the monastic representatives could see how these issues...

Day Two, 4th Khoryug Conference

Day Two, 4th Khoryug... by Dekila

4th Khoryug Conference June 6th, 2012 Day Two Report Day Two began with a science tutorial for the gathered monks and nuns on different biological cycles such as the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the water cycle. Dekila Chungyalpa, the conference...

Day One, 4th Khoryug Conference

Day One, 4th Khoryug... by Dekila

4th Khoryug Conference on Environmental Protection for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, Nunneries and Dharma Centres Day One Report 5th June, 2012 Given the focus of this year’s conference, it seemed appropriate that, as the delegates gathered in the...

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Day Two of Khoryug Conference

Day Two of Khoryug Conference

November 15th, 2010

November 15, 2010

Day Two focused on providing training on project management to the attending Khoryug monasteries and nunneries. The training was given by Dr. Sarala Khaling from WWF Nepal, and Dekila Chungyalpa from WWF US.

This consisted of sessions on:
– Project design (including implementation planning)
– Monitoring and evaluation of project success
– Financial and programmatic oversight

Each session was followed by a working session so that the monks and nuns could apply lessons learned from these sessions.

Monasteries were divided in regional groups: Northwest India, Northeast India and Bhutan, Nepal, Central India, and South India.

Each group was asked to analyze what environmental issues were most important in their region. Based on this analysis, they were then asked to follow the guidelines for project design, and monitoring and evaluation.

The final session consisted of monasteries and nunneries taking what they understood through the past two days and refining their own goals and workplans as Khoryug members.

They were asked to review their two-three year objectives, and strategies and make new annual commitments for the coming year.

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